Alibi V.13 No.24 • June 10-16, 2004 

Art Magnified

Georgia O'Keeffe and New Mexico: A Sense of Place

Georgia O'Keeffe Museum

"Black Mesa Landscape, New Mexico/Out Back of Marie’s II" by Georgia O’Keeffe
"Black Mesa Landscape, New Mexico/Out Back of Marie’s II" by Georgia O’Keeffe

Some of O'Keeffe's very best paintings depict dramatic aspects of the New Mexico landscape. The terrain of our state, of course, is what initially drew O'Keeffe to the Southwest. In this high desert, she found the divine inspiration needed to become one of the most celebrated artists of the 20th century. The first exhibit to ever focus on this aspect of her work opens this weekend at the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum in Santa Fe. A Sense of Place will run through Sept. 12. (505) 946-1000.